Leaving a Legacy

Will your legacy have a positive impact on those you love and leave behind?

We all leave a legacy – the question is whether our legacy is one that has a positive impact on those we love and leave behind or one that results in unexpected consequences, conflict and complexity.

Our legacy is formed throughout our lives in accordance with our core values; what is important to us and the enduring attributes of our character. It is not all about the assets we leave behind; it is also about the values we pass on by act or omission and its impact upon our heirs and those close to them.

We have the choice throughout our lives to be aware of our values and the legacy we create as well as the choice to ensure that, when we leave the planet, our exit results in harmony, not conflict, in appreciation of a life and its impact on those whose lives we touch along the way.

We can enhance our legacy in our lifetime by taking positive action and implementing a well constructed Estate Plan: or we can believe that all will fall into place, which it won’t.

An Estate Plan founded on our core values and articulating our wishes for the effective preservation and distribution of assets goes a very long way to ensuring that our legacy is one for which we are proud to be remembered.

Is there something you need to do?

Mike Sayer

AFA Kokoda Trek

Adam has recently completed the Kokoda Trail – a challenging 96-kilometre trek over 9 days, through what is arguably some of the most rugged and wild jungle in the world.

Over $40,000 has been raised by the team for the AFA Foundation so far!

The group connected briefly with the Legacy Australia group in Papua New Guinea, which includes children of fallen defence force personnel and current serving members. The nine-day Kokoda program was led by the Australian Geographic Society’s 2016 ‘Spirit of Adventure Award’ holder Brian Freeman.

Thank you to everyone for your kind donations. Funds raised will go to Legacy, Make a Wish, MS Research Australia and Parkinsons QLD. These charities will also be supported at the forthcoming AFA National Adviser Conference.